Over 5 miles of sidewalk improvements proposed this year, 15 more in 2014

A new sidewalk is proposed on the south side of Dickson Street from Washington to Fletcher avenues.

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The city’s Transportation Division has plans for over five miles of sidewalk work in 2013.

The City Council next week will hear a proposal list that includes 26 projects which account for a total of 27,348 linear feet – or 5.2 miles – of new or improved sidewalks across the city.

The two largest projects include construction of a 3,925-foot stretch of sidewalk on the south side of Huntsville Road between Morningside Drive and Happy Hollow Road, and a 3,550-foot stretch on the east side of Armstrong Avenue from 15th Street to Borick Drive.

Other projects include a new sidewalk on the south side of Dickson Street from Washington to Fletcher, replacement of the sidewalks on both sides of Leverett Avenue from Cleveland to Maple and a new sidewalk on the east side of Woolsey Avenue from North to Prospect.

The work is on par with previous years (4.4 miles in 2012, 5.3 miles in 2011), but officials plan to increase work to include over 15 miles in 2014, using the city’s share of a new statewide half-cent sales tax voters approved in November.

Listed below are improvement projects for both 2013 and 2014.

Council members will consider adopting the 2013 list at the next scheduled meeting on March 5.

Proposed 2013 sidewalk improvement projects

Ward 1FromToLength
Armstrong Ave15th StBorick Dr3,550 ft
Ashwood Ave18th StRazorback Rd1,900 ft
Dickson StWashington AveFletcher Ave1,750 ft
Huntsville RdMorningside DrHappy Hollow Rd3,925 ft
Ward 2FromToLength
Ash StRayview DrWalnut Ave480 ft
Leverett AveCleveland StMaple St2,650
North StVandeventer AveShady Ln310 ft
Sycamore StCollege AveWalnut Ave300 ft
Walnut AveAsh StSycamore St1,100 ft
Woolsey AveNorth StProspect St1,285 ft
Ward 3FromToLength
Azalea TerrCountry WayRobin Rd950 ft
Country WayAzalea TerrGulley Park1,450 ft
Terry DrTownship StStewart St940 ft
Warwick DrOak Bailey Drexisting525 ft
Wayne DrVillage DrAppleby Rd200 ft
Woodland AveProspect StSycamore St200 ft
Various repairs  250 ft
Ward 4FromToLength
Cleveland StSang AveHall Ave250 ft
Cross AveHalsell RdMarkham Rd650 ft
Halsell RdSang AveCross Ave725 ft
Hotz DrPalmer AveRazorback Rd830 ft
Salem RdOld Town LnEarnhardt Dr460 ft
Salem RdBentgrass RdClabber Creek Blvd317 ft
Salem RdClearwood DrMount Comfort Rd1,286 ft
Sang AveLoren CirHalsell Rd815
Various repairs  250 ft

Note: A few of the above projects were slated for 2012, but were pushed back for various reasons including weather delays.
Source: Staff report

Proposed 2014 sidewalk improvement projects

Ward 1FromToLength
Cato Springs RdRazorback RdSchool Ave5,240 ft
Hwy 16 EastArmstrong AveStonebridge Rd12,800 ft
Morningside DrHuntsville RdFarilane St610 ft
School AveMLK Blvd9th St530 ft
Various repairs  250 ft
Ward 2FromToLength
Garland AveMel-mar StNorth St7,880 ft
Davidson StCollege AveWillow Ave890 ft
Davidson StPark AveCollege Ave850 ft
Dickson StArkansas AveCollege Ave240 ft
Forest AveLouise StLafayette St1,350 ft
Lafayette StWashington AveWillow Ave100 ft
Mountain StSchool AveExisting100 ft
South StWest AveArchibald Yell Blvd1,200 ft
University AveDickson StWhiteside Dr750 ft
Deane StPorter RdGarland Ave5,286 ft
Various repairs  250 ft
Ward 3FromToLength
Crossover RdJoyce BlvdMission Blvd24,000 ft
Ward 4FromToLength
46th StWedington DrExisting1,250 ft
Berry StLonnie AveSang Ave1,475 ft
Berry StSang AvePrivate St650 ft
Broyles AvePersimmon StExisting2,550 ft
Center StHartman AveRazorback Rd825 ft
Double Springs RdAbilene DrGreens Chapel Rd1,025 ft
Halsell RdCross AveOliver Ave1,425 ft
Lonnie AveWedington DrOra Dr420 ft
Markham RdCross AveRazorback Rd1,850 ft
Oliver AveMaple StHalsell Rd650 ft
Oliver AveCleveland StMaple St1,325 ft
Ora DrLonnie AveSang Ave1,735 ft
Ora DrSang AveEva Ave1,120 ft
Palmer AveMarkham RdCenter St1,950 ft
Persimmon StRupple RdSalem Rd570 ft
Sunset DrWedington DrVista Dr340 ft

Source: Staff report